North Shore & Northern Beaches
Marketing & Communications
Public Relations & Corporate Affairs
Full time
Posted 9d ago
Company description:

Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher, boasting an impressive list of authors from cherished favourites to future classics across many genres and platforms.

Job description:

At Penguin Random House, we strive to be the best home for our authors and people, to be at the forefront of digital and emerging trends, to be the most service-oriented partner for our customers and to put readers at the centre of everything we do.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Publicist to join our team based in North Sydney.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a truly creative and collaborative environment at one of Australia's most dynamic publishers.

You will develop, implement and manage innovative publicity campaigns for locally and internationally renowned authors. You will incorporate integrated media strategies to effectively promote and publicise books across all media platforms, and use a broad range of communication including press releases, phone pitching, and content marketing.

Both planned and reactive campaigns will be under your remit and the ability to spot consumer signals, identify trends and pitch books and authors accordingly will be key to success.

This role calls for an enthusiastic and curious thinker, who is able to work on both long lead times and on projects at a short notice. The ideal candidate will have exceptional organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at one time. They will be well versed in what is making news and what is in the Zeitgeist, and be able to make connections between these trends and publicity opportunities. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and a proven ability to facilitate strong relationships across a range of stakeholders is key.

You will have a minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar Publicist role, preferably in the Arts sector, and a strong understanding of national and regional print, broadcast and online media. You will have a passion for books and reading and have a keen interest in/knowledge of Australian new and emerging media.

In order to be successful in this role the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • The ability to work quickly and get projects (pitches) off the ground with short notice  
  • Willing to manage a diverse range of publicity campaigns and being enthusiastic about tracking sales and celebrating successes
  • A 'can do' attitude paired with a curiosity for trying new ways of doing things

If you are interested in this role, we invite you to apply now.  All applications must include a cover letter which outlines your suitability for the role.

Profile description:

Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher, boasting an impressive list of authors from cherished favourites to future classics across many genres and platforms. In Australia and New Zealand, we are proud to work with the most talented writers, thinkers and achievers and publish a diverse range of local and international voices. We are the leading publisher distributing books across Australia and New Zealand, focusing on speed and reliability to reach our customers and bring the very best books to readers everywhere. Our 400+ creative and passionate people from various backgrounds and experiences work together to uphold our reputation for excellence and clear commitment to service throughout the entire publishing process, and help us to achieve exceptional results. More information can be found at and

Penguin Random House is committed to providing a workplace and culture that values diversity and inclusion across all levels of the business. We recognise and acknowledge the contribution of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes, however is not limited to, differences in gender, age, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, family status and disability.


Company: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd 

Country: Australia 

State/Region: New South Wales 

City: North Sydney 

Postal Code: 2060 

Job ID: 172981

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